I have no idea whether this will go anywhere, but I love the ambition, openness, and idea:
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Until now, every app that wants blocks has to implement them from scratch. Want a calendar block? Some kind of fancy Kanban board? Something to embed image galleries? Code it up yourself, buddy.
As a result of the non-standardization of blocks, our end-users suffer. If someone is using my blog engine, they can only use those blocks that I had time to implement… Blocks can’t be shared or moved around very easily, and our users are limited to the features and capabilities that we had time to re-implement.
To fix this, we’re going to create a protocol called the Block Protocol.
It’s open, free, non-proprietary, we want it to be everywhere on the web.